U.S. teenagers showed little progress on an international test of math, science and reading, which was again led by students in Shanghai and Singapore, bolstering support for tougher standards in U.S. schools.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, who faced off with President Barack Obama on an airport tarmac last month, won’t attend the National Governors Association annual black-tie dinner at the White House tomorrow.
Like 32-volume encyclopedias or cassette tapes, cursive writing has become a casualty of technology. Why learn how to draw that funny-looking crooked triple loop when you can just tap the shift key and the letter Z on your mobile phone? Better yet, why bother with uppercase letters at all? they’re not necessary for understanding.
Republican Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin said today at a Bloomberg/Washington Post breakfast at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, that presidential nominee Mitt Romney needs to be more specific in telling voters how he would deal with nation’s fiscal crisis.